Today I’m going to show you how I’ve made as much as a thousand dollars a day or more giving away free downloads online.
First, I’d like to get into my story. A few years ago, when I was looking for niches online, I came across this market for people looking for emoticons and smiley faces. Yeah, those little things you use on your phone and your Facebook that make cute little happy faces when you type in a few little characters like this. And so I found all these people looking for smileys and I was wondering, is there a way I could make money off these people?
And I found what was known as the Smiley Toolbar. This toolbar was a free download that allowed people to send Smileys back and forth in their email, on their Facebook, anywhere you want. It would send the smiley faces. And that smiley face program paid me 70 cents every time it was downloaded for free.
That’s right. The customer didn’t have to pay anything. They didn’t have to put their name or email in a box. They didn’t have to sign up for some MLM or other crap. They just downloaded smileys and I got 70 cents.
And while you might be thinking 70 cents, Marcus, that’s not even going to get me a cheeseburger at the McDonald’s. But by sheer volume of this niche, I was able to turn that quickly into 300 dollars a day in profit. And once I started making 300 bucks a day, I couldn’t stop. I was kind of hooked. So I started doing paid traffic building websites, posting this on social media, making videos and more, and was able to get this niche up to a whopping 4000 dollars a day, just giving away free downloads. And after starting with the Smiley Face program that paid me 70 cents, I made a website about backgrounds and layouts.
This was a download that I got paid a dollar twenty to two dollars and seventy five cents per download. I was able to get this one up to about 4500 dollars a day. I also had a site about Bibles where I gave away a free Bible toolbar and they downloaded it and I got three dollars. I made thousands of dollars with that one before I sold it, I had a site about video converters and even where to watch football online.
And yes, these were all free downloads that paid me when someone downloaded something and they didn’t even have to pay for it. So as you could see, this is a super simple way to make money. I even taught my student, Jim B, and he made 7000 dollars a month with a free homework helper toolbar. He was kind of a math geek and he answered people’s math questions on his website, promoted the toolbar and got paid big.
Now, I got to give you a warning. There’s a lot of numbers you’ve seen here. And I want you to remember that these results are not typical, implied or guaranteed. The average person watching a YouTube video is never going to make one penny. That’s right. If you’re watching this, you’re probably going to do nothing. So you’ll probably make nothing. And even if you do set this up, there’s a chance you might not make anything.
But I’m going to make it very simple and show you exactly what you need to do so you could get started making money with free downloads. And you might be saying, Marcus, how do we do this? How does it work and does it work today? I’ve seen your Bible site, your smiley cite, but are there offers like this available now? And you can actually go over to offer Vault Dotcom, which is my favorite place to search for offers.
You can type the word chrome in the search box and you’re going to find all kinds of little downloads and toolbars that pay you when people download them. It’s actually very simple. You can see here we have the Honey Chrome extension.
This is the big honey app that everyone knows about. They’re paying four dollars and fifty cents when the user downloads and installs the extension on Chrome. And this tool has literally been downloaded millions and millions of times.
It’s free for the user and it helps them save money by giving them coupons and discounts and all kinds of cool things like that. We also have the wiki by Capital One shopping toolbar over here on the network Ambarella affiliate, and it pays four dollars a download.
So if you wanted to make a thousand dollars a day, all you need to do is find out how to get 250 people to download this and bam, you’re paid again. Results not typical, implied or guaranteed. Most of you watching this video will not grasp this concept because you won’t stay till the end. You won’t get the whole thing and you’ll probably never make money. So let’s continue on. We also have a movie finder, Chrome Extension, where people can look for movies. And again, it’s very important that you make sure that these are legit, can do a little demo, test it out, make sure it’s a good extension.
We have a recipe extension where you can get paid when people download recipes and on and on we go. Now, as I mentioned before, lots of people were searching for the emoticons and the smiley faces. And if we take a look at things like coupon code, you can see that even more people are searching for coupon codes, which is crazy. And to show you how easy this is, in my last video, I made a test post. It wasn’t even an actual post. I just put some stuff together to show you guys how to set this up. And it actually started getting picked up by Google for the word Camtasia coupon code.
And you could see the post literally has nothing on it but a couple of coupon codes. So if I built this out, I could probably rank for this keyword pretty easily, get some of that traffic and start making money with one of those toolbars. Pretty simple, right? And there’s lots of ways that you can make money with this type of stuff. You can also see that lots of people are looking for how to convert videos.
This is very popular here on YouTube where people teach you how to convert different video files to different formats. And check this out. There’s a video converter toolbar that pays two dollars and fifty cents a download that does exactly what they’re looking for. Again, it doesn’t cost them anything. And I get two dollars and fifty cents every time it’s downloaded. We also have lots of people looking for how to convert different PDF files to different files like Word JPEG, Excel, EPUB and more. And as you guessed, yep, there’s an app for that too that pays you three dollars every time it’s downloaded. You can even see that there’s hundreds of thousands of people every month looking for the specific extensions and toolbars that you could get paid to promote, which is pretty cool. There’s lots of websites that are doing this where they simply just tell you, hey, download this toolbar and you can save money. So what do you find the offer you want to promote? If it’s the wiki by one, you would go over to Ambarella affiliate, sign up for an account and get an affiliate link. Then you copy your affiliate tracking link. And every time that link is clicked and someone downloads, you get paid the amount shown here.
So if I was going to promote this on a blog post or Facebook or on a YouTube description, all I need to do is copy my affiliate link, type something in here like click here to download the.
Coupon toolbar, highlight it.
Insert my link in here like this. Make sure it opens in a new window so they never leave my page and then hit update and I’m done. Now, when they click this link and download the toolbar, I get four dollars and fifty cents.
Pretty simple, right?
And there’s lots of ways that you can promote these types of offers. You can make videos about how the extensions work and actually teach people how to use them and everything like that. You can create a discount Facebook group or a Facebook group about whatever that tool does for people.
You could set up a blog and go for free search engine traffic. You can do a post on medium blogspot, put your link on forums, or you can create a simple three page Web site and promote these with paid traffic. This is known as search arbitrage. You can buy traffic for anywhere from two to five cents a click. And as long as you’re making more than that, you’re profitable. And this is exactly how I went from three hundred dollars a day with smiley faces to four thousand dollars a day or more with simple downloads.
So if you’re struggling with making money on Click Bank or other affiliate offers because you’ve got to sell stuff, take a look at some of these download offers and I think you could make money a lot easier. Again, remember, the results are not typical, implied or guaranteed, and most people make nothing. But I think you can see how easy this is.